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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Federal Court Ruling Marks Win for Fair Use in 'Dancing Baby' Case
'Ruling sends a strong message that copyright law does not authorize thoughtless censorship of lawful speech.'
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Report Details How Mass Incarceration Is Devastating Families, Society
Loved ones, especially women, forced to endure debt, poverty, and trauma as result of having a loved one locked up
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Protests Erupt in Hungary as 'Fortress Europe' Rises to Replace Open Borders
As the European Commission once again failed to offer a collective solution for those fleeing war-torn and poverty-stricken lands abroad, Hungary has come to exemplify the continent's worst tendencies when it comes to treatment of refugees
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Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas
"If a whale or dolphin can’t hear, it can’t survive," says lawyer who helped forge settlement that will see underwater sonar and other military exercises curtailed in critical waters
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Monday, September 14, 2015
California Poised to Take Major Step for Democracy
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill, which could impact millions of unregistered voters
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400+ Groups to Obama: You Have the Power to 'Keep it In the Ground'
'You can't be a climate leader while continuing to open up large amounts of federal land to extraction and encouraging continued fossil fuel development.'
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US Hands Redacted Torture Videos to Court, But Will World Ever See Them?
DOJ releases sealed videos after delay tactics and outright refusal
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In Bible Belt, Sanders Seeks Common Ground on Morality and Justice
'I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse.'
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Ferguson "People's Report" Unveils Bold Plan To Achieve Racial Equity
Report addresses poverty, policing, school disparities, and other issues in St. Louis, stating, 'Make no mistake: This is about race.'
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To Defend Rights and Set Precedent, First Nation Targets Logging Plan
'It saddens me that we are forced to fight in court to protect our children from the dangerous impacts of clear-cut logging,' says Grassy Narrows chief
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Record El Niño Puts the 'Icing' on Global Warming Cake
Human induced climate change will exacerbate the naturally-occurring phenomenon known as El Niño to push global temperatures to record highs
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Tens of Thousands Surround Japan's Parliament Denouncing 'War Legislation'
A series of bills proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would allow the country's soldiers to deploy abroad for the first time since World War II
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California Wildfires Rage in Shadow of Warming Planet
Governor Jerry Brown declares states of emergency in several counties as uncontained blazes devastate communities
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EU Leaders Consider New Internment Camps for Rejected Refugees
Document obtained by the Guardian shows EU ambassadors planning 'detention measures' for people whose asylum applications are turned down
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Fringe No More: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States
New polling shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in both New Hampshire and Iowa
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Abbott Ousted But Australian Progressives Declare: 'Nothing Has Changed'
Internal revolt results in loss for Prime Minister as more moderate member of the conservative Liberal Party takes the helm
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Without Diplomacy, Million More Will Flee War Torn Syria by Year's End, UN Warns
Warning comes as German government has reportedly erected emergency border controls, breaching EU open borders agreement
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Let's End This 'Together,' Sanders Tells Black Youth in South Carolina
The presidential hopeful was joined by Dr. Cornel West, who introduced the Vermont Senator as 'a brother of integrity and honesty and decency.'
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Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt
A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Annual Police State Extravaganza met with Protests in SF Bay
Called the largest "tactical exercise" in the nation, Urban Shield draws roughly 5,000 people from over 100 agencies from around the country and world...
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Across Europe, Tens of Thousands Rally to Welcome Refugees
'We can't stay silent anymore as our politicians and the media are stigmatizing these men, women and children as threats and burdens. We can't let our governments close all our borders and build fences to keep people in need out.'
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Challenging War and Austerity, Corbyn Sails to Victory in UK
With historic election of new Labour party leader, supporters say win 'part of a new kind of politics that is rising across Europe.'
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Friday, September 11, 2015
'Off/On': Climate Leaders Present Next Bold Phase for Global Action
'There are no single-issue movements any more: the fight for climate justice is a fight for social justice.'
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Burning the World's Fossil Fuels Would Melt Antarctica Into the Sea: Study
'The mind-boggling point is that our actions today are changing the face of planet Earth as we know it, and will continue to do so for tens of thousands of years to come.'
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New York Workers Claim Victory as Cuomo Goes Big for $15
"Now I can see a light at the end of the tunnel," declared Rebecca Cornick, a fast food worker in Brooklyn
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Evidence Keeps Piling Up: Unions Are Very, Very, Very Good for Workers
'When working people speak with one voice, our economy is stronger, and all workers do better.'
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In Symbolic Vote, House Rejects Iran Deal Resolution
25 Democrats join every Republican in voting against deal, though outcome will have no impact on implementation of nuclear accord
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'When You Drill, You Spill': Hundreds of East Coast Businesses Tell Obama to Ditch Offshore Plans
"Our coasts are worth too much to risk."
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No, You Cannot Know This Man's Account of His Torture by the CIA
U.S. officials say lawyers' notes describing treatment of man for whom torture techniques were developed are classified, despite new rule
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New Debate on Police Body Cameras Pits Privacy Against Accountability
In face of police brutality epidemic, middle ground between two concerns remains elusive
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Boost for Corbyn as Left-Winger Becomes Labour's Nominee for London Mayor
The results back up polling that suggests Corbyn is going to sweep to victory in the national Labour leadership ballot on Saturday
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Court Affirms Monsanto's Guilt in Poisoning of French Farmer
French court upholds 2012 ruling that holds agrichemical giant fully responsible for damages
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'Won't Back Down': Seattle Teacher Strike Continues for Third Day
Organized educators take stand for their profession, their students, and 'people everywhere who are working for vital public schools and social justice.'
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'Where to Invade Next': Michael Moore Fights US Empire with Progressive Solutions
Latest project premiered Thursday night at Toronto International Film Festival
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Obama Administration Rebuked for Turning Its Back on Syrian Refugees
Rights campaigners say president's pledge to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees falls shamefully short of what's needed
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Diplomacy Wins: Senate Dems Block Attempt to Derail Iran Nuclear Deal
"This vote should settle the debate once and for all that this is a good deal."
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Finland Proposes Taxing the Rich to Take in More Refugees
As Obama administration considers taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees, Finland plans on accepting 30,000
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Get Your Ideology Out of Federal Budget, 178 Groups Say to Congress
'With hundreds of outrageous policy riders, the 2016 appropriations bills look more like a Christmas wish list for big business than a serious federal budget,' says Public Citizen
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DOJ Vows to Crack Down on Corporate Criminals, But Watchdogs Skeptical
A set of new guidelines aimed at going after Wall Street execs do not, in themselves, constitute bold action, say observers
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'Incredible News for Bees': Court Rejects EPA Pesticide Approval
Neonicotinoid known as sulfoxaflor may not be used in the U.S. until EPA obtains necessary scientific research
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Did 'Pro-Nuclear Fanatics' Get US Nuke Regulator to Cancel a Cancer Study?
Nuclear watchdog groups note ties between federal agency staffers and industry lobbyists
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Staking New Ground, Sanders Overtakes Clinton in Iowa Poll
New figures show growing popularity for Sanders in key battleground state
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In Gutting California Climate Bill, Big Oil Won Skirmish — But Not War
"It's a sad day when oil industry lies stand in the way of clean air, but if the industry thinks they have won a victory, it will be short-lived."
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As Refugee Aid Falters, European Leaders Pursue Military Action at Sea
Led by Britain, European leaders ask United Nations Security Council to approve military targeting of 'human smugglers' along route from Libya
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In Syria, US Ditches Diplomacy to Maintain 'Absurd' Regime Change Policy
While reports indicate Russia is moving to bolster President Bashar al-Assad in fight against ISIS, the U.S. and its allies recommit to "incoherent" and "absurd" Middle East strategy
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Western Double Standards on Deadly Cluster Bombs
The U.S. continues to finds itself on the wrong side of history when it comes to cluster bombs and the UK, having signed and ratified the ban treaty, needs to choose which side it wants to be on.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Denouncing Corporate Grab of UN Conference, Movement Calls for 'Just Solution to Global Climate Crisis'
'Corporate solutions are false solutions, and will not solve the climate crisis'
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Researchers Warn Melting Permafrost May Awaken 'Giant Viruses'
The researchers plan to 'wake up' the 30,000-year-old giant virus, but not until they verify that the bug cannot cause animal or human disease
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Clinton Wraps Last-Minute Endorsement of Iran Deal with Hawkish Threats of Military Force
Journalists and foreign policy analysts say speech serves as a reminder to voters that Clinton is 'prepared for war'
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'Fighting for Incredible List of Educational Reforms,' Seattle Teachers Go on Historic Strike
For the first time in 30 years, Seattle teachers are hitting the picket lines on Wednesday after the teachers union and the school board failed to negotiate a tentative agreement. The Tuesday decision to strike—made with what the union describes as "an unprecedented, thunderous unanimous vote,"...
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As Europe's One Percent Flourishes, Millions Sink into Poverty
'To tackle inequality in Europe, we must reduce the influence the rich and powerful have in shaping government policies at the expense of the majority of European people.'
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Planned Parenthood Not Invited to Hearing on Planned Parenthood
'We know very little about this hearing, aside from its provocative title and that the three witnesses called by the Republican majority are longtime activists who advocate for banning abortion completely.'
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Planned Parenthood Detractors Threaten Sole Safety-Net for Millions of Women
New research finds that the healthcare provider is often the only source of contraceptive care for minority and low-income women
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Global Leaders Using Refugee Plight to Push Military Escalation
Observers say war is the cause—not the solution—of the ongoing humanitarian crisis
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As McDonald's Signals Major Shift, A Reminder That 'Cage-Free' Does Not Equal 'Cruelty-Free'
Lauded as important development, major fast-food chain commits to sourcing only 'cage-free' eggs within ten years
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Baltimore to Pay 'Extraordinary' $6.4 Million to Family of Freddie Gray
The settlement is not an admission of liability and would not impact the criminal cases against six officers currently underway
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Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009
Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life.
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Most Vulnerable Pacific Islands Demand Global Moratorium on New Coal
The Alliance of Small Island States declared that the upcoming climate talks in Paris are our 'last chance'
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Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California's Cancer List
Announcement from state's EPA chapter is 'important step toward protecting people and wildlife'
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Republicans Ready Sabotage of White House Plans for UN Climate Summit
Led by Sen. Mitch McConnell, GOP warns global leaders against entering into pact with Obama
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Learning 'Inside the Blast Zone': Oil Trains Put Millions of Children at Risk
"Railroad disasters shouldn’t be one of the 'three Rs' on the minds of school kids and their parents."
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Clinton, Fundraising Juggernaut and Wall Street Darling, Presents Plan to Get Money Out of Politics
Following the lead of more progressive presidential rivals, Hillary Clinton calls for significant campaign finance reform
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As Iran Deal Nabs Necessary Votes, 'War Criminal' Cheney Shouted Down in DC
CODEPINK protester interrupted the "notable war criminal" by shouting: "We want peace!"
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As Vanguard for Climate Action, Low-Carbon Cities Could Save $22 Trillion
In 'urban era,' ramping up building efficiency and public transit in cities could help save money—and the planet
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Apple Privacy Push Faces First Big Test From US Government
With tech companies stepping up privacy protections for users, law enforcement looks for new ways to access data
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As UK Follows US Model of 'Droning Its Own,' Condemnations Follow
Legal experts and human rights advocates issue warnings after David Cameron admits extrajudicial assassination of British nationals in Syria
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Monday, September 7, 2015
Report Refutes Mexican Government's Line on 43 Missing Students
'The brutal actions shows the extent of impunity in which the state security forces acted along with organized crime'
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Obama Marks Labor Day With New Order Expanding Paid Sick Leave
Benefits to spread to 300,000 workers, but rhetoric contradicts White House push for pro-corporate trade deals
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"I'm In": Lawrence Lessig Confirms White House Run
In a race that's been full of surprises, campaign finance reform advocate announces he's hit fundraising goal
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At Heart of Humanitarian Crisis, Israel Building Wall to Keep Syrian Refugees Out
Israeli prime minister cites demographic purity, stokes fear about 'terrorists'
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World Running Out of Time to Save Oceans
The United Nations is posting a new environmental warning: the world is running out of time to prevent the gradual degradation of the world’s oceans and the widespread destruction of marine life. In its first comprehensive assessment on the state of the oceans, the United Nations says delays in...
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
The Climate Warning Coming From Three Wolves on a Michigan Island
'It's an issue that will set precedent on how the National Park Service will make decisions about climate change'
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Dozens of Civilians Reportedly Killed as US-Backed Saudi Coalition Pounds Yemen
Reports of hospitals, school being hit as Washington finalizes $1 billion weapons deal to Saudi Arabia
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As Sanders Leads in NH Poll, Senator Says Clinton Campaign's 'Getting Nervous'
Though often discounted by corporate media, the Vermont senator's campaign surges ahead
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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Thousands Reach Austria as Refugee Crisis Issues 'Wake-up Call'
'This has to be an eye-opener on how messed up the situation in Europe is now'
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In 'Win for Public Schools,' Wash. Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Unconstitutional
"The Supreme Court has affirmed what we’ve said all along—charter schools steal money from our existing classrooms, and voters have no say in how these charter schools spend taxpayer funding."—Kim Mead, Washington Education Association
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Friday, September 4, 2015
In Escape from Brutality, Refugees March on Foot Towards Austria
March for freedom comes after Hungarian authorities spent days preventing thousands of refugees, many fleeing war in Syria, from boarding trains to Germany
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After Canadian Court Ruling, Has Law 'Finally Caught Up With Chevron'?
Decision is 'the beginning of the end of Chevron's abusive and obstructionist litigation strategy,' says Ecuadorian activist
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In No Fly List Retaliation Case, Court Rules American Muslims May Not Seek Damages from FBI Agents
A federal court ruled American Muslims, who claim they were placed on the No Fly List after refusing to become informants, are not allowed to sue FBI agents for damages. The case, Tanvir v. Holder , was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Creative Law Enforcement...
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As Major Culprit in Creating Crisis, US Rebuked for Failing Refugees
Observers say the U.S. is not only lagging in its humanitarian response, but also driving the war and conflict behind ongoing displacement
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Oil Slurry Spill on Mississippi River Illustrates Need to Move Beyond Fossil Fuel Economy
Coast Guard said up to 250,000 gallons of refining byproduct may have spilled into waterway
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'At Long Last,' DOJ Overhauls Controversial Stingray Spying Rules
'After decades of secrecy in which the government hid this surveillance technology... we are happy to see that the Justice Department is now willing to openly discuss its policies.'
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CENTCOM Document Reveals Coalition's Hidden Civilian Carnage in Syria and Iraq
Canadian, Australian, Dutch and French aircraft linked to possible civilian casualties, CENTCOM file reveals
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Not 'Serious' and 'Ridiculous': Edward Snowden Unimpressed with Both Trump and Clinton
NSA whistleblower says "very difficult" to take billionaire media mogul seriously while suggested that Clinton's defense of her use of private email system just doesn't pass muster
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Kentucky County Clerk Jailed for Refusing to Issue Same Sex Marriage Licenses
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis found in contempt
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'Our Votes Matter': Rights Marchers in North Carolina Call for End to Voter Suppression
Over 600 miles into the Journey for Justice, marchers in North Carolina demand reinstatement of Voting Rights Act
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Policy Failures 'Permeated All Aspects' of Police Reponse in Ferguson: Report
Latest analysis of police and community relations in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown's death finds more evidence of poor communication, excessive force, and violation of protesters' constitutional rights
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Humankind Has Halved the Number of Trees on the Planet
Trees 'store huge amounts of carbon, are essential for the cycling of nutrients, for water and air quality, and for countless human services'
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More Bad News for Coal Country as Common Byproduct Found to be Radioactive
Coal ash, which polluted North Carolina's Dan River in 2014, contains high levels of radioactive contaminants
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US Supreme Court Called to Act on Extreme Anti-Choice Laws
"Without the Court's intervention, the impact on Texas women will be immediate and devastating," says Center for Reproductive Rights
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'Despair of a Generation' as Violence Blocks Education for Millions
UNICEF report finds nearly 14 million children across the Middle East and North Africa prevented by war and conflict from attending school
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'Victory for the People' as Guatemalan President Resigns in Disgrace
U.S.-backed Otto Pérez Molina stepped down over corruption charges, but Guatemalans say his crimes include torture and acts of genocide
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As Young Refugee Boy Identified, Photos Representing His 'Outcry' Reverberate
Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi drowned along with his mother, Rehan, and older brother, Galip, while the family attempted to cross the sea from Turkey to Greece on Wednesday
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Latest SAT Scores Raise New Alarms Over 'Test-and-Punish' Education
"Test-and-punish policies, such as 'No Child Left Behind' have clearly failed to improve college readiness or narrow racial gaps."
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Chaos on Hungarian Railways as Europe Grapples with Refugee Crisis
Migrants ordered off train just west of Budapest near 'migration reception center'
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French farmers painted political messages of protest on their tractors before rolling into Paris on Thursday. 'Apologies... But the Farmers Are Coming'
Over 1,500 tractors and thousands of farmers have descended on Paris to pressure French lawmakers to address the economic crisis that is leading many towards bankruptcy
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Groups Aim to Expose Bloody Relationship Between US and Saudi Arabia
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's upcoming visit to Washington will be met with denunciations of war on Yemen and meddling across region
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Cheers Erupt As Guatemala Paves Way to Arrest School of the Americas-Trained President Perez Molina
'Now that Guatemala has kicked open the door, set an example for the world, this trail of blood can be followed wherever it leads, including back to Washington,' says journalist Nairn.
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'Big Moment' for California as Assembly Votes to Divest From Dirty Coal
World's eighth largest economy moves to divest $300 million from thermal coal holdings
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Seizing Wells and Going on Strike, Peruvian Protesters Stand Up to Big Oil
The Indigenous activists want clean water, compensation for oil pollution, and more pay for the use of native land
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